Winners win and How Womantic is a winner.
The mare kicked off her four-year-old season with a brave victory at Moonee Valley on Saturday, her fifth from six starts.
Her big group of owners are enjoying a fabulous ride with the Spicer Thoroughbreds purchase, an economical buy that is edging toward a return of $500,000 in prizemoney and VOBIS bonuses.
How Womantic is by the little known and ill-fated son of a Spicer Thoroughbreds’ success story Starspangledbanner in The Wow Signal.
Over tha past two decades, Spicer Thoroughbreds have enjoyed success with members of this family and are banking on more through the deeds of a currently unraced filly by Choisir out of Classy Fashion. Just turned two-years-old, she is pleasing trainer Lindsey Smith.
“She had a tremendous first racing prep and you always hope they come back a little bit better and let’s hope she has,” co-trainer David Eustace said.
“Lachy gave her a beautiful ride. He rated her very well and credit to him. He’s a young kid going places.”
While How Womantic’s pedigree says she could get a little bit further, Eustace believes 1200 metres is “just about spot on.”
“We dodged a couple of stakes races a week either side of this weekend … and we’ll see where we go from here. We’ve got plenty of options, our confidence is up,” he said.
Managing-owner Brad Spicer confirmed a bench mark 90 mares-only event over 1100 metres at Caulfield on September 26 could be How Womantic’s next start. That race will be a springboard to a Group or Listed race.